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XANTHAN GUM

Score:

Data: Fair

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Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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beach & sport sunscreen422 products
facial moisturizer/treatment363 products
moisturizer with SPF356 products
moisturizer319 products
mask307 products
serums & essences245 products
foundation233 products
facial cleanser144 products
shampoo114 products
body wash/cleanser97 products
toothpaste95 products
exfoliant/scrub83 products
around-eye cream74 products
body firming lotion64 products
baby lotion53 products
BB cream51 products
hand cream50 products
mascara50 products
anti-aging45 products
bronzer/highlighter37 products
concealer32 products
baby sunscreen30 products
lipstick30 products
eye liner28 products
Facial Sun Care28 products
liquid hand soap26 products
baby shampoo24 products
eye shadow19 products
blush19 products
hair treatment/serum18 products
makeup remover17 products
toners/astringents15 products
conditioner15 products
styling gel/lotion15 products
antiperspirant/deodorant14 products
baby soap13 products
sunless tanning12 products
hair color and bleaching12 products
baby bubble bath12 products
CC cream12 products
baby toothpaste11 products
after sun product11 products
shaving cream11 products
brow liner10 products
makeup primer10 products
makeup with SPF8 products
foot moisturizer8 products
hair styling aide8 products
hair spray7 products
bubble bath7 products
lip liner6 products
oil controller6 products
other men's products4 products
after shave4 products
hand sanitizer4 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
mouthwash3 products
baby wipes3 products
bar soap3 products
tooth whitening2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
facial powder2 products
other eye makeup2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
detangler2 products
Oils & Serums2 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
body oil1 products
vapor rubs1 products
body spray1 products
diaper cream1 products
lip balm1 products
beard care1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
1095 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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